You feel like a plane coming in for a bumpy landing. Your final destination is menopause, but it is taking a long time to get there. You’re experiencing all of the typical problems that your friends have warned you about. You can’t stay awake at night anymore because you are so tired. You don’t have enough energy to get yourself moving. However, there is one additional problem and you didn’t see it coming. You are going through serious vaginal dryness.
It’s so bad that you can’t enjoy intimacy. You feel irritation all day long. There are times when pressure builds in your abdomen and it burns when you try to go to the bathroom. You thought it was a urinary infection but testing proved it wasn’t. It all boils down to a shortage in estrogen. Hormone therapy can help you to do something about it.
It may feel like your body is going against you, but you are simply going through a part of life for most women. As you get older, your reproductive system is headed toward a shutdown. Your reproductive hormones will be produced in lower and lower numbers until your menstrual cycles stop. If you don’t have any extreme changes in hormone levels, you might not really notice any troubling symptoms. If you have more extreme changes in your hormone levels, your symptoms are going to be worse. Vaginal dryness is caused when the tissues in your vagina begin to thin and lubrication drops because of your low estrogen levels. Hormone therapy can help you to address this problem when lubricants and estrogen cream aren’t enough.
Let Hormone Therapy Help You to Combat Vaginal Dryness
If your hormones are the problem, our doctor can lead the way toward hormone replacement. A physical exam and a blood test can pinpoint changes in hormone levels as the source of your symptoms. You can choose to wear a patch, have hormone pellets that are placed beneath the skin, get injections, receive oral therapy, a gel application, or a lotion application. Our doctor will prescribe the right dosage for you and help you to choose the easiest method for replacement.
Ask Our Doctor About Hormone Therapy to Treat Vaginal Dryness
You don’t have to live with the discomfort that comes with vaginal dryness. Our doctor at Fort Worth Center for Pelvic Medicine can offer you help in this difficult time. With hormone therapy, your estrogen levels will build back up again, and we also offer MonaLisa Touch® treatments. We are conveniently located in Fort Worth, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!